In today's uncertain and rapidly changing environment, organisation leaders face the challenge of making difficult decisions on a wide range of issues vital to achieving their organisations’ goals and objectives. In reaching these decisions, business leaders are involved in strategic thinking, strategic planning, and strategic management. This course provides organisation leaders with the basic tools of strategic planning and management.
|Tutorial/Workshop 1||2hrs||Not applicable||Not Yet Determined|
Strategic leadership, internal and external organisational analysis, functional level strategies and business level strategies
700 Level (Specialised)
|Course Learning Outcomes On successful completion of this course, you should be able to...||Graduate Qualities Completing these tasks successfully will contribute to you becoming...|
|1||Discuss the recent developments in theory, issues and practice relating to strategy.||Engaged|
|2||Investigate, analyse and synthesise complex internal and external business environments.||Creative and critical thinker|
|3||Determine the optimal pathway for an organisation to achieve a competitive advantage using theoretical frameworks .||Empowered|
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Enrolled in Program BU791
A knowledge and understanding of management principles and organisational theory.
Standard Grading (GRD)
|High Distinction (HD), Distinction (DN), Credit (CR), Pass (PS), Fail (FL).|
Formative feedback will be provided in all sessions using multiple methodologies
|Delivery mode||Task No.||Assessment Product||Individual or Group||Weighting %||What is the duration / length?||When should I submit?||Where should I submit it?|
|Week 1||In Class|
|Week 7||Online Assignment Submission with plagiarism check|
|All - Assessment Task 1:Viva|
To demonstrate knowledge of strategy concepts in a group interview
Group Discussion (max 4 members) You are required to explain and defend your knowledge of strategy in a viva with the Course Coordinator. The viva requires a synopsis as well as an explanation and defence of strategy topics including the internal and external analysis of the organisation and industry. Further details of this assessment will be provided in class and on Blackboard
|All - Assessment Task 2:Case Study|
To demonstrate knowledge of strategy concepts in a written case study
This is an individual assignment and needs to be presented as a Case Analysis Report. More information will be provided on Blackboard. This task is being used for measuring assurance of learning towards Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) accreditation. The following Program Learning Objectives will be assessed: PLO1.1: Written Communication Demonstrate advanced written communication skills in a business context
A 12-unit course will have total of 150 learning hours which will include directed study hours (including online if required), self-directed learning and completion of assessable tasks. Directed study hours may vary by location. Student workload is calculated at 12.5 learning hours per one unit.
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